Mary P. Mefford

Mary P. Mefford
, nee Kairis, 83, of Belleville, Illinois, born Sunday, March 11, 1928, in Baltimore, MD, died Thursday, February 23, 2012 at Belleville Healthcare in Belleville, Illinois.

Mary worked as a school crossing guard for the City of Baltimore for over 30 years.  

She was preceded in death by her:

  • Husband: Harold Mefford Sr.
  • Parents: Thomas and Frances nee Cackrell Kairis
  • Brother: James Kairis
  • Sister: Thomasine Jones

Surviving are her:

  • Children
    • Harold M. (Kathie) Mefford Jr. of Belleville, IL
    • Faith (Mark) Zeilinski of WV
  • Grandchildren
    • Joseph Mefford
    • Maria Mefford
    • Mike (Shannon) Boyer
    • Geoff Etheridge
  • Great-Grandchildren
    • Brendt
    • Jarrod
    • Chloe

Memorials: Memorials may be made to St. Mary's or in the form of masses.

Visitation: Friends may call from 9:30 - 10:00am on Saturday March 17, 2012 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Belleville, IL.

Funeral: Memorial Mass will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, March 17, 2012 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Belleville, IL with Msgr. Bill McGhee officiating.By her request cremation was held.

Condolences left for Mary P. Mefford:

    My happiest memories of Ms. Mary was her lovingness to me and all the children she crossed every day as we went to school. My mom and her talked quite often. She was an angel here on earth and is an angel in heaven. God bless her and her family. My thoughts and prayers are up for her and the family. RIP Ms. Mary. You made such a difference in so many lives. Thank you!

    Kathy Davenport Thibault North Augusta South Carolina 29841

    want to send my prayers to faith and harold and family....mrs.mary was a wonderful genuine!!! will be truly missed by all of us!!!

    keith elbourn white stone-pigtown virginia 22503

    Mrs. Mary was a great lady, i remember my husband being in the niusing home,when i went to visit him i hear this woman voice saying Kim oh Kim iturn around and it was mrs. mary. she said do you know who i am i said yes after that her and my husband be came freinds. R.I.P Mrs. Mary. god called you home to cross all the little children in heaven.

    kim Ziler flemister Baltimore md. 21227

    We were saddened to hear that Mary had passed away. We only met her for a short time when we came to visit Harold and Kathie. We were so glad to have met her and only wish we could have spent more time with her, she was very special and we will miss her when we visit next time. God speed Mary, you touched the hearts of many and will be remembered in so many ways. Thank you for the kindness you have shown to Kathie and to us as well. Love always Ann and Bob Dearden

    Ann & Bob Dearden Rotherham South Yorkshire ENGLAND